Even if it seems challenging to decorate your indoors to create the perfect atmosphere, it’s easier than it looks. You could get some help by looking up the current trends or finding your aesthetic. There are plenty of ways to decorate your house, depending on your personality. You can make it cozier by having warm colors around the house or give it a modern look with more neutral colors, but regarding the aesthetic, choosing jacquard fabrics for your interior is the best choice. It’s cost-effective, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly due to the manufacturing process for creating the textures. Therefore, here are some tips to help you integrate jacquard fabrics into your interior design.
What are jacquard fabrics?
Jacquard fabrics are textiles manufactured with a special machine. It’s done by weaving looms into beautiful designs and patterns, such as brocades and damasks. The jacquard machine lifts and lowers yarns in such a manner to create complex layouts. This is called the Jacquard loom weaving. The fabric is made of natural fibers, such as silk, linen, or cotton, and it comes in different weights (brocade is heavier than damask, for example).
But how do you clean this type of fabric? Their stain-free properties make them easy to clean and take care of because you can remove most stains with only water or a small amount of soap. But if you spilled something on this material, here’s what you need to do:
- Remove any residue with a flat utensil
- Spray water on the stain and blot with a paper towel
- Continue with water, soap, and a microfiber cloth for stubborn stains (by gently rubbing in a circular motion)
- Air-dry the stain and avoid heat
Another way to protect the fabric is to avoid bleaching it because it will damage the seams, making the piles thinner. Don’t use any cleaning products other than normal soap since you can clean the jacquard fabrics with water and soap to remove stains (greasy stains, gloopy stains, or liquids).
Redesign your curtains
Jacquard is a great fabric for curtains because the material is durable and heavy. Depending on the fibers, the curtains can be soft (if it’s made from cotton and silk) or thicker and heavier (made from polyester). The materials are the perfect decorations for an elegant design around your house, and they will keep the sun away from your home when you want to have a pleasant atmosphere in the summer. If you’re looking for bright rooms, you can opt for chenille curtains, made with 50% polyester, resulting in a sheer and lightweight curtain.
If it’s your first-time installing curtains and you’re not sure of their functionalities, know that curtains have lots of benefits for your house, like:
- Preventing dust from getting inside your house
- Managing the amount of natural light that comes into your rooms, therefore helping you sleep better at night
- Durability and cost-effectiveness
- Providing privacy
Upholster your furniture
If you want special furniture with unique designs, choosing jacquard fabrics for your chairs and couch is the best decision because the material is high quality, and it’s a safe choice if you have kids or pets. The material has stain-free properties, and you won’t need to worry about buying expensive cleaning products because water and soap are all you need. You have plenty of designs to choose from to fit the room’s aesthetic. Upholstering your furniture with jacquard textiles is a wise choice because they are hard to stretch, and therefore it’s long-lasting and sustainable. On the other hand, if you want to reupholster your furniture, consider jacquard fabrics as they’re easy to use and affordable. If you’re on a budget but still want to redesign your interior, reupholstering can be made with supplies around the house and your favorite jacquard fabric.
Nowadays, combining textures for your furniture and decorative pieces around your house gives your interior a personality. You can choose surfaces that go hand-in-hand or are opposed to one another. You could have rough and smooth textures or mix shiny and matt fabrics, depending on the aesthetic you’re aiming for. For example:
- Suppose you want a rustic interior besides installing wooden furniture and hardwood floors. In that case, you need woven jacquard fabrics with unique designs and blankets, throws, and pillows with the same rough patterns and materials. The goal is to make your interior as comfortable and inviting as possible. Don’t forget about the colors: forest greens, rich browns, and wood grains as primary pigments, muted reds, blues, and plaid patterns for the accessories (pillows and blankets).
- On the other hand, if you’re looking for a modern and refreshing design, the jacquard fabrics can be transformed into colorful materials for your furniture, desk, or carpets. Combining metal, glass, and ceramic materials with a contrast of thick and thin materials will help you beautifully decorate your room without making mistakes. You could use bright color schemes for a modern ambience, like blue and white or yellow and gray.
Don’t forget that accessories offer that final touch when decorating your house. Depending on the décor you’re going for, you can use jacquard fabrics for these accessories:
- Cushions: whether you’re placing them in the living room or your bedroom, decorative cushions and pillows add color to your sofas, chairs, and beds and improve comfort.
- Napkins: cloth napkins are great because they hold up better than paper napkins, and are less wasteful and more decorative, given the beautiful designs jacquard fabrics have.
- Tablecloths: they are stylish and come in various shapes, colors, and designs. Damask is the best textile for a tablecloth, as it’s easy to maintain and long-lasting.
- Wall-hanging decors: You can hang around the house some tapestry made from heavier and rigid textiles for a traditional or rustic aesthetic.
In conclusion, there are many ways in which you can include jacquard fabrics into your home. You get to have beautiful designs and also long-lasting products that are always in trend while choosing cost-effective solutions for your house if you’re on a budget.